A native doll dressed in the traditional local garb, a great bottle of wine or rum, candies, cheeses, ash trays with logos. We all have little collections of our travels to remind us of a great trip.
Even though I don't smoke, I always used to collect the colorful match books left for guests in clean ash trays in the lounge or your room at hotels and inns. I still have a little curio cabinet filled with these fascinating items that bring back many memories of the wonderful places where I have stayed or had a special meal.
Today, these little treasures have all but disappeared at the hotels and restaurants because of the no smoking rules but I miss collecting them and seeing the different creative covers.
No matter what kind of collection you have, it always brings back those memories of trips and travels in the past and you can't wait to plan your next trip.